Dragon Splashdown — Space Exploration Fine-Art Print
Like millions of other people around the globe I watched in awe as SpaceX and NASA launched the Crew Dragon capsule for the launch escape demonstration, also known as an in-flight abort test. The uncrewed launch escape demonstration is the last major hurdle SpaceX needed to clear before Crew Dragon can begin to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
"It was a picture-perfect mission. It went as well as one could possibly expect. I'm super fired up. This is great. It's really great. We're looking forward to the next step." — Elon Musk, SpaceX
The mission featured an unpiloted crew capsule that blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch escape demonstration was designed to test Crew Dragon's SuperDraco-powered abort system, designed to pull the capsule free of its launcher in the event of an emergency during flight.
Contained within the outer hull of the Crew Dragon capsule are eight engines called SuperDracos. In case of emergency, the SuperDracos can push the Crew Dragon up and away from the rocket. Once the capsule is at a safe distance, the Crew Dragon can deploy its parachutes and splashdown safely in the ocean.
The launch escape demonstration test was a success for SpaceX and NASA. The Crew Dragon capsule blasted free of its rocket ride less than two minutes after liftoff. A few minutes later Crew Dragon deployed its drogue parachutes, and then the four main chutes. The capsule splashed down safely about 20 miles off the Florida coast.
After this successful test, SpaceX is eager for NASA to clear Crew Dragon to carry astronauts to the international space station.
Show your love for scientific exploration by proudly displaying this fine art print in your home. This Dragon Splashdown artwork is one in a series of collectable SPACE EXPLORATION fine-art prints by illustrator Brian Miller available exclusively from Oktopolis. You can be among the first to add this new art to your collection.
This Museum-quality art print is illustrated by artist: Brian Miller (Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who) and produced on heavy matte, acid-free, archival paper.
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